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John Frederick Cobcroft


Sarah Smith

1. John Frederick Cobcroft was born in 1756 in Keighley, Thornton by Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.  He was born John Cockcroft son of John Cockcroft and Dorothy. He died in 1853 in Wilberforce NSW.  John is buried in Wilberforce Cemetery Right 08  13.

     John Cobcroft, along with John Wood and William Stubbs (aka Furrier)
    were convicted on 7th May, 1788 of committing highway robbery on   
    William Frost, on 16th April.  They were initially sentenced to death but
    on 9 Sept 1789 they were pardoned on the condition they be  
    transported for life.

Court Transcript

John married Sarah Smith in 1842 in Wilberforce. Sarah was born in 1772 in England. She died in 1857 in Wilberforce. She is buried with John.


John and Sarah had the following children:

+ 2 M i Richard William Cobcroft
+ 3 M ii John Frederick Cobcroft
  4 F iii Elizabeth Cobcroft was born in 1812. She died in 1894.
+ 5 M iv George Cobcroft
  6 M v James Cobcroft was born in 1807 and died in 1830.   He is buried in Wilberforce Right 8  13. [Notes]
+ 7 F vi Mary Ann Cobcroft
+ 8 F vii Matilda Cobcroft
+ 9 F viii Susannah Cobcroft
+ 10 F ix Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft
+ 11 M x Enoch Cobcroft
+ 12 F xi Eliza Cobcroft

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